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I Hope This Idea from a New Jersey Restaurant Goes Viral

posted by Nell Minow

iphone-basket-webCheers to The Station in Bernardsville, NJ.  They give patrons a basket for their phones and other devices.  And then if the customers make it to the end of the meal without using them, they give 5% off the bill.  Bravo! Families should do this at all meals, at home and in restaurants.

  • Jenny Howard

    I do agree at restaurants, but we would struggle at home. Not for the reasons you think – none of us is glued to a screen during meal (big or small). But we get into great discussions with our kids (age 12 and 15), and probably once a week we look something up (so what is the difference between stock and broth?). We use it to add to out conversations, not take away.

    • Nell Minow

      Great point, Jenny Howard! We have a giant dictionary next to the dining table and it gets a workout. I think there is a definite exception when the family uses one device together.

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